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Kanji Information Sheet for 一  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 一 (いち) – one
Henshall Mnemonic: one finger
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #2 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [ひとり]
    (n) one person   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いちにち]
    (n) (1) one day; (2) first of month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ついたち]
    (n) (1) first of month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いち]
    (num) one   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • つ   [ひとつ]
    (n) one   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おととい]
    (n-adv,n-t) day before yesterday   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おととし]
    (n-adv,n-t) year before last   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いちばん]
    (n-adv) (1) best; first; number one; (2) game; round; bout; fall; event (in a meet)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じゅういちがつ]
    (n-adv) November   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっしょ]
    (adv,n) together; meeting; company   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いちがつ]
    (n-adv) January   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

  •   [いっぱい]
    (adj-na,adv,n) (1) cup of ..; drink; (2) full; (3) to the utmost; up to (one's income); a lot of; much   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっしょうけんめい]
    (adj-na,n-adv,n) very hard; with utmost effort; with all one's might   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いちど]
    (n-adv) once; one time; on one occasion   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [ひとこと]
    (n) single word   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひとりひとり]
    (n-t) one by one; each; one at a time   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ゆいいつ]
    (adv,n) only; sole; unique   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっぱん]
    (adj-no,n) general; liberal; universal; ordinary; average   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっしょう]
    (n-adv,n-t) whole life; a lifetime; all through life; one existence; a generation; an age; the whole world; the era   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっか]
    (n) a house; a home; a family; a household; one's family; one's folks; a style   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっそう]
    (n-adv,n) much more; still more; all the more   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いちじ]
    (n-adv,n) one hour; short time; once; a time; temporarily; at one time; twelfth part of a day   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いったい]
    (adv,n) (1) one object; one body; (2) what on earth?; really?; (3) generally   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いっち]
    (n,vs) (1) coincidence; agreement; union; match; (2) conformity; consistency; (3) cooperation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [まんいち]
    (adv,n) by some chance; by some possibility; if by any chance; 10,000:1 odds   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

    JLPT N1 Words

      Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

      •   [いっしん]
        (n) oneself; one's own interests; throughout the body   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちごん]
        (n) single word   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ひとりっこ]
        (n) an only child   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちやく]
        (n-adv,n-t) (at) one bound   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      • で   [ひとりで]
        alone; by oneself; voluntarily; spontaneously; automatically   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちに]
        (n) the first and second; a few   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちよく]
        (n) a part   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いっこ]
        (n) piece; fragment   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちらん]
        (n) at a glance; a look; a glance; a summary; (school) catalog   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちらんひょう]
        (n) list; table; schedule; catalogue   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちにちじゅう]
        (n) throughout the day   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      • て   [いっこだて]
        (n) (separate) house   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちりづか]
        (n) milestone (1 ri apart)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちにんまえ]
        (n) (1) adult; full manhood or womanhood; (2) one helping; one portion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちにん]
        (n,vs) entrusting   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ゆいつ]
        (adv,n) only; sole; unique   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ひとくち]
        (n) mouthful; one word; bite; sip; draft   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [ひとりむすこ]
        (n) an only son   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちねんせい]
        (n) (1) annual (plant); (2) first-year university or high-school student (esp. US); freshman   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いっこう]
        (adv) (not) at all   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちじんぶつ]
        (n) man of some importance; character   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちねんじゅう]
        (n-adv,n-t) all year round   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      • に   [いっこうに]
        (adv) (not) at all   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      •   [いちりょう]
        (n-adv) (1) one vehicle; (2) one ryou (an old coin)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
      • らし   [ひとりぐらし]
        (n) a single life; a solitary life; living alone   [K] [D] [Jisho]
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      The sofware used to generate this kanji information uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University and are used in conformance with the Group's license.

      NOTE: I converted the sources just mentioned years ago and have never really updated so there may be some missing or incorrect information that has been addressed in the original sources but not here.

      The first Stroke Order image used on this page is courtesy of Ulrich Apel's excellent open source KanjiVG project. The second image is from the folks at the excellent Jisho Japanese-English dictionary site and it too is based on KanjiVG.

      Classifying the kanji and popular vocabulary by the new JLPT levels was done by consulting Jonathan Waller‘s JLPT Resources page, renshuu, Wictionary, and Nihongo Ichiban.

      The Henshall Mnemonics are the copyright of Tuttle Publishing and are the result of the hard work by Professor Henshall. See the list I used here.

      If you are curious about the lexicography shown in the word definitions, visit the WWWJDIC abbreviations and codes guide and the JMdict/Edict Lexicographical details page.